Staff Picks: Our Favorite Date Night Spots

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As you may have noticed by now (if you’re at all observant), it’s March Foodie Madness. In our excited efforts to focus on all things eat + drink, we also thought it’d be crucial to enlighten you to our personal favorites around town. This week — our favorite date night spots. Because if you were lucky enough to meet someone at one of last week’s favorite watering holes, well, you’ll need some tips on where to go woo them further.

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John Ferensen | Contributor | King’s Hardware: It doesn’t scream romance, but competitive Skee-Ball, coupled with burgers (some of Seattle’s finest) and beer ($3 tall boys), makes for one of the city’s best low-key, casual date spots.

Allison Lind | Editor | Black Bottle: Excellent wine selection, delicious small bites and a dimly lit romantic ambiance? Sold. Plus, it’s in the perfect downtown area for a post-date stroll hand in hand.

Brad Nehring | Contributor | Pintxo: The Spanish tapas and cocktails may be delicious, but everyone knows Spanish and sex appeal go hand-in-hand — perfect for a sizzling date night.

Kiera Scholten | Contributor | Tilth: A cozy restaurant, perfect for snuggling up with a date. Located in a small house in Wallingford, its friendly staff and intimate ambiance provide fine dining without pretentiousness. Enjoy some wine with their exquisite tasting menu, which changes monthly so you can keep going back for something new!

Kelly Skahan | Contributor | Bizarro Italian Cafe: That this is guaranteed to impress your companion, makes this my go-to first date suggestion.

Christie Vandyke | Contributor | Assaggio Ristorante: The owner, Mauro, will make you feel as if you were transported to Italy for the evening — and everyone knows Italy is made for romance.

Jane Yuan | Publisher | La Spiga Osteria: I love this restaurant for its stellar atmosphere, wonderfully tasty cuisine and extensive wine selection. Everything on their menu is to-die-for. This is definitely a place to wine and dine and impress your loved one. They will not be disappointed.